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Pages from Serlio's Seven Books on Architecture

Pages from Serlio's Seven Books on Architecture

Pages from 'Seven Books on Architecture' by the Italian Renaissance architect Sebastiano Serlio (c. 1475-1554 CE). 1551-1554 CE. (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich)

Edmund Cartwright

Edmund Cartwright

Biography of Edmund Cartwright

Model of the Heroon of Trysa

Model of the Heroon of Trysa

The Heroon of Trysa as it appeared in 1841 CE; a model of the Lycian site in the Ephesus Museum, Vienna, Austria. The Heroon of Trysa is the modern name for an ancient tomb, built around 380 BCE in...

Jimmy Carter is born

Jimmy Carter is born

On October 1, 1924, future President James Earl Carter is born in Plains, Georgia. Carter, who preferred to be called “Jimmy,” was the son of a peanut farmer and was the first president to be born in a hospital. Carter was raised a devoted Southern Baptist and graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1946.

Latino, Hispanic, Latinx, Chicano: The History Behind the Terms

Latino, Hispanic, Latinx, Chicano: The History Behind the Terms

The terms Latino, Hispanic and Latinx are often used interchangeably to describe a group that makes up about 18 percent of the U.S. population. While it’s now common to use umbrella terms to categorize those with ties to more than 20 Latin American countries, these words haven’t always fostered a sense of community among the people they’re supposed to describe.

Slave Families

Slave Families

The plantation owners in America had complete freedom to buy and sell slaves. State laws gave slave marriages no legal protection and in these transactions husbands could be separated from their wives and children from their mothers.